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priority and they have the full support of her majesty's government and the brilliant words they do. >> this is helping tax my own party headquarters and my own party members. i thank the executive to get to that. a recent attack on party colleagues and offices and constituency offices and staff threatened intimidation from loyalists, and if confirmed, all threats of political motivated violence will be triggered by republican attacks. >> discussing this for mr. david this morning, if it is unacceptable, all that staff were intimidated in any way comment and i know that the justice minister and i will continue to defend the ability of politicians in northern ireland to carry out their duties. >> questions for the prime minister? dr. julian lewis, number one, mr. speaker. >> before i answer my hon. friend's question i am sure the house will wish to join me in thanking the duke and duchess of cambridge on the wonderful news they are expecting their first child, the perfect piece of news to end and in court a -- extraordinary jubilee year. joining the question on afghanistan veteran gl
. and as margaret thatcher pointed out many years ago, the problem with socialist governments is that eventually they run out of other people's money to spend, and that is what is happening here in the united states. a poll came out today showing that 45 percent of democrats look favorably upon socialism which is a deeply worrying development. fortunately most americans -- gerri: did you say 45? gerri: 45? >> 45 percent of democrats according to a rasmussen poll published earlier today. fortunately the overall majority still believe in a capitalist free enterprise system, so there is still. gerri: the problem with what is being talked about, what is on the table is that it changes so dramatically. individuals, business operators. it -- one each address this directly. wealthy people will never change the way live. it won't change and they spend, how they invest. just because that tax policy. you're laughing? >> that is nonsense. common sense tells you it is not true. an enormous amount of evidence. the to the merit of the european experience. as the france, the british. the answer will be known.
more on the government and thanks to the method it's the same thing right now. there is overwhelming contribution that this is the time having the government spend more would be freed, putting people to work with the unemployed that would be basically doing nothing and essentially it is very easy and very hard politically because it is hard to persuade people about the need to do that which is why some of us books. [laughter] >> some of those would argue it's like a sugar pill for the transient work of time and then you fell back. i think it's a very interesting story. why did little more to, why didn't we strike back in the depression? in fact there was montgomery ward was a major kept waiting for the depression to comeback basically lost their position in the marketplace. it is the private sector debt if you had the debt that left people stranded with too much debt and that happened during world war ii that we had first of all the unemployment that made it easy for people to pay down debt plus a significant amount of inflation to reevaluate the debt so you can into world war ii for
, and the government is fully committed to making that happen. >> [inaudible] pruitt. >> the prime minister obviously believes within the leveson report, there exists something that is bonkers. how would the prime minister give the views of his planning minister who has said tens of thousands of new homes will have to be built on greenfield sites. >> i think it is absolutely clear, yes, we should build on brownfield land, yes, we should try and deal with the problem of empty homes, but we do have to have a conversation about the need to build more flats and more houses, where we don't have the current situation we have where if you don't have the help of mom and dad, people are in their mid 30s. all credit to the planning minister for trying to fix this problem. on the issue of leveson, i actually think there's a wide degree of agreement about what a new regulatory system ought to look like. it's set out there in black and white in leveson. we need to challenge the press to introduce it and, if they don't, obviously, we have to take further action. >> with more men in work than ever before, with more
. the government has let small business owners feeling forgotten. one is here with her story. and your shopping questions answered. consumer reports' annual money in nuys list. welcome to "the willis report." ♪ gerri: hello, everybody. i'm gerri willis. a bold counter offer to president obama on the fiscal clef. the new plan contains 800 billion in new taxes, half of what the president was looking for. more importantly, the gop plan keep tax rates the way they are now. we know that is a deal maker for the tie-breaker for the presidents. joining me now, the man some democrats blame for the fiscal cliff impasse, grover norquist, president of americans for tax reform. and the many and as a finger to about fixing it, michael reagan, founder of the reagan group. i want to start with the republicans plan that they put on the table. they have been accused of doing nothing and all. they come up with their own plan which includes 800 billion in revenue from closing loopholes and eliminating deductions and then 1 billion in spending cuts. it is being rejected from the get go by democrats. grover, what
of just 2.5% in the u.s., 1.5% in canada and zero growth in the uk. locally, cutbacks in government spending weighed on the numbers and lower commodity prices also impacted on cash flow and the government is facing more criticism about its effort to keep the budget in surplus while the economy grows. >> the government has had the objective of making sure that we would bring our budget back to surplus when growth has been around trend. what we've been seeking to do through good budget policy has been to provide maximum flexibility to the reserve bank to a just rate so. the government will always put in place appropriate budget settings which will support growth and jobs. >> still, analysts say growth could slow further as the mining investment boom peaks. yesterday, the bank of australia cut interest rates to a record low of 3% and traders are looking further easing next year to offset the falling talks of trade, the high australian daughter and further cutbacks in government spending. >> despite that prognosis for rates and the fact that we're now matching the record lows here, the
. bottom line, i think, it's no way to govern. it is a giant mistake to have all of this in a pool of ambiguity, and as i understand it now, you would know more. i mean, it truly is a stalemate. they are not talking. >> now, you point out that it's the same player, and, i think, you'll agree player that is matter most are the president, speaker boehner. what do we know about the personal relationship that might illuminate what's going on right now? >> well, they started out last year when they were working on the debt ceiling, and they had what are calledded the merlot and nicorette's meetings. in other words, boehner would have a merlot, and obama would chew nicorette. >> you point outside in the book somehow when they took the official photo, both of those vanished. >> yes. they had iced tea there for obama. of course, boehner had his seg represent, and they put the cigarette in the ashtray away for the picture, but they have not closed the deal on the personal relations, and that's a shame. i think if somebody, instead of sponsoring your breakfast and all, sponsor a weekly dinne
of government positions at a military airport on the outskirts of the capital. this internet video appears to show destruction after heavy fighting in damascus suburbs that until now have been government strongholds. as syria restricts access to journalists, the video cannot be independently verified. clashes have erupted in egypt as the country's constitutional crisis deepens. tens of thousands of protesters broke through police lines and surrounded the complex. demonstrators are angry over morsi's emergency powers decree and accuse his party of drafting a new constitution here the protests are the largest since the uprising that toppled hosni mubarak almost two years ago. for more on the situation in cairo, we go live to our correspondent. what more can you tell us about the situation in the egyptian capital? >> i do not know if you can hear it in the background -- this is in front of state television, a demonstration. we have another massive demonstration at tahrir square, and for the first time, people demonstrating in front of the presidential palace in the north of the city. there wa
, for exactly the reasons you just mentioned, because the government, you know, from the top down refuses to acknowledge this as terrorism, refuses to acknowledge the radical islamist angle, that he was communicating with a spiritual leader of al-qaeda before this attack happened, and because they still want to call it a workplace violence incident, they're unwilling to take all the necessary steps they would need to acknowledge that this guy's a traitor, killed our fellow members, and we're going the use every step possible. instead he's just a regular defendant on a murder trial, no islamic angle, and they're limited. megyn: well, you could make the argument that this will preserve the credibility of the verdict if it comes down guilty at the end of all these proceedings, that we bent over backward to protect this guy's rights as we do in our criminal justice system. pete, great to have you here. thanks so much for your perspective. >>> up next, a bombshell in the legal battle between the lawmakers in one state and their teachers' union. >>> plus, the woman best known for running "vogue
emerging economy. we asked about the report the government makes for business and enterprise. it is fair to say that his answer has captured the imagination of all political parties that will respond formally in the spring. so here's what we will do now. first, government spending should be alone with the business community. we will provide new money to support the partnerships. from april 2015, the governmental elites one of the funding and get people back to work. the gross funds are having businesses get back into the game. we are going to support businesses and technologies where britain has a clear technology advantage. we will extend our global lead in aerospace and support the supply chain for advanced infection. we've also support british companies to new emerging markets in asia and africa and the americas. and increasing the funding for the uk by over 25% a year. so they can help more firms build the capacity of overseas british chambers and maintain our country's position as the number one destination in europe for foreign investment. we are launching a new 1.5 billion pounds
? >> reporter: let's show you some of the savings when it comes to government spending. first of all, they put about $600 billion in what the republicans are calling health savings. we understand -- we don't have details. we understand much of that comes from medicare, things that we've heard from republicans over and over like raising the eligibility age, means testing, things like that. so then we have about $600 billion in essentially spending cuts, half from mandatory spending, half from discretionary spending. this is the other very interesting thing that's new. $200 billion from revising the consumer price index. that sounds very technical. but it has very real world consequences because it very much could affect the money, the checks that social security recipients in particular get every single month because it effectively changes inflation so it changes the formula from what they would get. >> significant differences between the white house proposal on this part of the equation as well as on the tax equation. the politics behind this latest republican counterproposal, are they just go
here because it's other boy, 3-year- old mohammed, had been abducted by pro-government militia and was presumed dead. now he has had to move on. the baby is older and stronger, but the family was forced to leave the school because of tensions because -- between local lebanese and the refugees. >> we left because of all the trouble there. sometimes i did not feel safe to be in a room. we may have been better off in syria. >> now in a different village, he is still not settled. he often goes back across the border to help the rebels inside syria. on one trip he shot this dramatic footage of an ssa attack on a government building in homs. some more refugees arrived in lebanon every day. in his old room at the school we found another family lovain, eating, and sleeping in the tiny space. -- living, eating, and is living in a tiny space. he has no hope of returning home anytime soon. >> living under the sky only to come back to my home. >> the un estimates that 100,000 syrian refugees are now in lebanon. the strain is telling on both communities. with their lives on hold, these refu
. syrians have the right to choose their government, the president, and any individual to run the world. as these ideologies are conflicting right now, that is normal. we see that in egypt. each side tries to extend its power through institutions, through the constitution. i think this is a healthy discussion, especially after 40 years of dictatorship. the people are not used to sharing their opinions and hearing other opinions. they need some time to be able to reconcile all of the different ideologies. at the end, i believe in the syrian people that they will be able to end the assad regime. >> thank you. i would like to debate on the ideologies and the syrian opposition. i will let you go into this issue. can you talking about the role played by the syrian muslim brotherhood within the opposition. the majority of the seats still being that of the muslim brotherhood. the leaders are close -- what is the role played by them? >> i think the united states has to deal with the reality with the rise of muslim brotherhood and the whole region, not only in to nietzsche, egypt. the difference
in renewable energy has fallen by a half since this government came to power. would the chancellor not agree with me that what we need is to look to the future and to invest in the green jobs? and to that end, will be see to it, the 2030 decarbonization target in the energy bill -- companies in this country and recommended by the climate change committee? >> well, the first thing i would say is that this government has introduced -- making investmen investments, introducing the carbon price goal which is recognized around the world as a very effective way of ensuring a decarbonization market driven way of our economy, and we've just published an energy bill and to let the control framework that would allow for new renewable investment to the rest of this decade. the industry has that, alongside the cast strategy. on the decarbonization target, as they say we're going to take a power in the bill to set a target but that would be a decision for after the next carbon budget which happens in 2016. that is a perfectly sensible and rational approach to take. >> cannot congratulate the chancellor o
: the government creeps closer to the fiscal cliff with orders for the military and others to start preparing for the worst. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the country plays the waiting game to see if country and the president take the economy off the fiscal cliff, president obama says he will not play the debt ceiling game again. but he is taking a few more shots in the public relations game. turning the screws on republicans, a little bit more. chief white house correspondent ed henry starts us off tonight. >> reporter: finally the blame for stalled budget talks on republicans, president ratcheted up the lesh on john boehner. >> no one wants to have this done more than me. >> reporter: telling agencies to watch for massive spending cuts from going over the fiscal cliff and warped the business exectives the economy could take another hit if the republicans decide to extend the middle class tax cut to avoid the cliff for now. then come back with more leverage. to tie it to a hike in the debt ceiling. >> we are 23409 going play that game next year. if
of them who signed the pledge they want to slink government. i listen to c-span. they're so upset about ben gauzey, which they should be upset about, they don't take into account that the state department has a shoestring budget. people are very upset about the compounding, but the f.d.a. operates on a shoestring budget because they have been shrinking government. host: so anne, do you see room for cut? caller: yes, i see room for budget cuts in the defense department. i'm a senior citizen facing retirement, and i really do believe in some means testing for social security. it's an insurance program. and there are people, you're just like with your health insurance, if you're really lucky and you've done the right things, and you're really healthy, you're not complaining that you've paid for health insurance. and then the people who need it, there's money for them. so it's the same thing. there are many people who have benefited greatly, sometimes from unfairnesses that rich people have bought for themselves and our country. but your people have benefited, and so you know why should the
years, there is a new route port commissioned by the government can't make dealing with concerns about the press. it was sparked by public repulsion about a single act, a hacking of the mobile phone for murdered teenager. from that beginning, it is expanded to cover the culture, practices and ethics of the press and misconduct relations to public, police and politicians. this inquiry has been the most concentrated look at the press this country has ever seen. in nearly nine months, for hearings, 337 witnesses gave evidence in person and the statements of nearly 300 others were read into the record. i am grateful to all who have contributed. the report will not be published on the inquiry website, which also carries the statements, the exhibits in both transcripts and video coverage of the evidence. for over 40 years, as a barrister and a judge, i've watched the price of inaction day after day in the courts in which a product is. i know how vital the price is. all of it is guiding interest of the public as a critical witness to events, as the standard error for those who have no one els
to be done. judging from the back slapping help politicians, the government is still the one to do it but is it? think about it. if the road to virtue were paved with billion dollar bills then everyone in washington would be the pope, news flash, they are not, they are not good as getting bang for their buck. think of all those gas taxes that were to pay for those bridges, or tolls of no bridges to pay for fixing those bridges, and highways. think about that social security lockbox. no box, no lock. and millions in lottery ticket to go to education to make our kids smarter, today, sadly, they are only getting dumber. while we open our hearts let's not lose our minds. the folks deserve better to be locked out of a lockbox, and to be taken by greedy politicians who find other uses on the backs of that. not fair, not right. not remotely the thing to do. to staten islander john d'backo who knows of what i speak. he took matters in his own hand with his brother and buddies, made things right, here is john on the phone with the story. you quickly seize the initiative and did a lot more o
the israeli government saying that this is a unilateral move that violates the oslo court, that the house indians are aiming to join the international criminal court, and it preempts the united nations. i think for israel right now, the concern is on the diplomatic outcome as well, how countries will be voting, and the high level of support that palestinians would get from the international community. >> what about on the ground and the occupation? how will this change life for the palestinians? >> have asked many palestinians what they expect, and most said they are aware of the symbolic character, but there will still be settlements. there will still be the israeli occupation. basically, there will be no changes on the ground, but my impression is that many do support this. although some are skeptical because there's no other choice, no peace process, whatever, but they hope this will at least give them some recognition of their rights eventually. >> thanks so much. to syria now. the country has gone offline. according to a firm that monitors global internet traffic, syrian public tv ha
, government bonds, where do you want to be. and equity in my mind mind is absolutely not. you need good growth numbers to justify the equity markets going up. now, i think there's a lot of investors looking at the yields on ghoechlt bonds or credits and that's motivating them to move into equity. i think the numbers are actually going to be relatively small. and i would certainly advocate against doing that because as you were saying, weak numbers, unless you see some much stronger growth, it's hard to justify current valuations. >> both of you stick around because we'll talk about china in just a second. today we'll be out in tokyo, as well, to assess what options the bank of japan really has. policy will not be dictated by market opinion. we'll take stock of britain's progress towards deficit reduction, this ahead of the chancellor's autumn statement. senior fellow for international economics. will the numbers live up to the expectations. meanwhile, over in ghi narks the mainland's factories are crank out more goods at the fastest pace in month. >> chinese factories appear to be recovering.
headlines around the globe. conflicteteriorating -- concerns that the u.s. -- that the government will use chemical weapons. >> i want to make it clear that the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >> centuries after ernest shackleton to the death defying journey, a new team is out to repeat the trip, minus any modern conveniences. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. it is an announcement many have been waiting for. today's news that the duchess of cambridge is expecting a child was greeted with delight and concern. from around the world, congratulations have been pouring in for the royal couple, including well wishes from the white house. the 30-year-old duchess is suffering from severe morning sickness. she has been hospitalized for several days. our royal correspondent starts our coverage. >> departing from hospital this evening, the father to be. william had spent several hours with his wife. they had driven to london earlier together. it was earlier this week and that the sickness st
, down the road an islamist-led government could use the constitution to deny them the right. they don't want to vote on this draft constitution. that's why they're out here protesting at this hour. >> reza, as always, appreciate your reporting from sicairo. >>> strong warning for syria's president not to use chemical weapons against his own people. nato secretary-general said the use of such weapons would result in an immediate reaction, his words. he described the syrian stockpiles as a matter of great concern and president obama has been warning of consequences if al assad makes what mr. obama calls the tragic mistake of using chemical weapons. former british prime minister tony blair voiced his concerns earlier on cnn. >> i mean now the death toll probably would be around 40,000, since this began, since a large number of people. but if there was any sense at all that assad was going to use chemical weapons or did use chemical weapons against his own people i expect a tough response that would be military. >> and nato is taking no chances by trying to protect one of its members, all
gets automatic tax increases from everybody, more government money from the private sector. he gets big cuts in the military, which he also wants. and if anything goes wrong, he blames the republicans. i don't think he cares. either way from his perspective he's a winner. if he was looking for a deal, he would be dealing. he's not dealing. he's campaigning. stuart: you say if we go over the cliff, he wins. if we go with his plan, he wins. no way he loses on this situation. liz: fiscal cliff diving at the 11th hour -- i hate the cliches, i'm tired of them but we will see an 11th hour deal on december 24th, christmas eve or new year's eve in the dead of night. i'm worried about that. a very bad deal no one will have read. stuart: i think there might be a deal at the very last minute in which the republicans say okay higher tax rates on people making more than a half million and we'll talk about spending cuts at some point in the future. david: i think there's a 50/50 chance there won't be a deal. stuart: that's why the dow industrials are doing nothing because nobody knows what's going to
or revenue, that is, the amount of money taken in by the federal government has recovered, and it's doing much better. >> right. gerri: turning your tarns to a conversation going on for days lately. the most recent adherent oklahoma congressman tom cole saying, look, republicans need to compromise. they need to keep tax cuts in place forpeople earning $250,000 and less. heays it's time to make a change and now people on the hill saying that the g.o.p. is splintering. what do you say? >> that's not true. actually, what tom was trying to say was it's a tax call thing. tom is against raising taxes on any level. he's against raising taxes on all folks, but have agreement with the president onhis group that's $250,000 and less, clear the table and make the bracket.ions in the upper he's against raising rates on every single one of those. th's been a clarification. gerri: what about corker and grahm and all these people in washington, elected representatives now saying,you know, i'm rethinking whether there should be a no tax pledge. >> true. that's on the senate side. on the house side,evenue
detroit bankrupt city government, too. this sure isn't the free market, and i asked why should a texas taxpayer bail out detroit? >>> breaking news from syria, and it is a blockbuster. the assad regime is walking and loading its chemical weapons, ready to use them on its own people. nbc's chief pentagon correspondent joins us now. jim, is this the red line president obama was warning about? >> well, not quite yet. u.s. officials tell us that the syrian military is poised to use chemical weapons against their own people, and all it would take really is the final order from syrian president assad. but we have learned that as of today, all the precursored chemicals for that deadly nerve gas have in fact now been loaded on to aerial bombs, but those bombs are still in the depots. they haven't been loaded on to airplanes yet, and president assad hasn't given the order. but they're pretty close, larry, and that's why earlier this week, of course, president obama issued a very strong statement aimed at president assad saying look, if you use these weapons against your people, there will be se
to the regime since 2009 when the iranian government was caught off guard and saw the large presence on the internet and getting information from outside of the country and sending information from inside out. it was the twitter rev -- revolution. they were using youtube and blog citizen journalist . this is the dialogue and communication that the government wants to control. so on - >> gretchen: so they are putting satellite blockers. >> it is working. every time there is an obstacle in place they are fining ways to work around it they are technological savvy. three-quarters of the country is under the age of 35. this is not someone they can suppress for too much time . the message to the west and united states in particular, is that this is the achilles heel of the government in iran. they want to protect their existence and they feel vulnerable . they will go to any ends to stop this flow of information. >> gretchen: what should westerners be aware of? is there anything can do? >> support the iranian people in terms of the programs. in the 2009 uprising, there were independent com
that was first enacted in 1988 that governs the internet. there are proposals that are disturbing. 17 arab nations want greater government control and diversified internet users. if you identify who those people are the government wants to keep control can crack down on them. google is proposed. government is coming up with a treaty. the voices of internet companies and internet providers not being heard in this conference. there's a lot of opposition. >> it's not al gore? >> it's not al gore. >> there is a price to happiness. >> there is a price to happiness. used to pay 75,000 bucks. people in 13 countries. the average price globally in order to be happy 151,810 bucks. if you are wondering where you need the most money to be happy? due by hong kong 197,000, mexico, mexico 185,000 and italy 175,000. the places where you need the least money to be happy germany $8,500. united states is not part of that survey. we were surveyed you need to be wealthy most americans said $1 million. >> more money doesn't give you happiness, it just gives you more money. >> yahoo top searchs for 2012. >> what
't think that is where very good example of that. >> [inaudible] and the government over the past two years, it has been rejected by the palestinian authority. >> yet it does require bilateral talks. i think that there is, as i was indicating a few minutes ago, faults on both sides when it comes to efforts to have negotiations of the last few years. israel has been wanting to negotiate into negotiations. they have not been the more decisive offer of anything seen in recent years. anything that has been called for. i think both of those things are going to have to change if we are going to see a successful process. >> mr. fitzpatrick? >> the foreign secretary said he's worried he is worried about the backlash from israel and others. given the sentiments, the refugee camps come at the object policy and the rest come how much more can we get that also means? >> well, unfortunately it could get worse. the palestinian authority is in a precarious financial position, although the united kingdom and the government is strong in that regard come and we will maintain a strong record. it is a difficul
, and of government, and politicians. it must promote higher standards of journalism and protect both the public interest and the rights and liberties of individuals. >> the system, lord justice levenson has supported is a subtle one. it would not be set up by parliament, but would be recognized by parliament. but barely had you spoken that in parliament, the price minister was expressing grave misgivings. >> for the first time, we would have crossed the rubicon of writing press regulation into the law of the land. we should be wary of any legislation that has the potential to infringe free- speech and a free press. >> a thumbs down to the main recommendation from the prime minister. will that response to satisfy victims of press and his behavior? people like bob and sally and kate mccann? people who offered some of the most compelling of to the inquiry. >> when it is your voice against the powerful media [indiscernible] >> expressed disappointment about the press. another person recalled a letter she center david cameron and his response. >> his response was as long as it doesn't look augurs --
a term the government uses for rebels. >>> this is live look right now outside the presidential palace in cairo, egypt. this is where roughly 100,000 protestors have gathered in the streets. demonstrations have started to turn violent and police are using tear gas to stop people in closing in on the palace. protestors are upset over president mohammed morsi's decision last month to give himself unrestricted powers. >>> a u.s. navy spokesman says no american drones are missing despite claims by iran that it captured one. a commander says all of the unmanned surveillance aircraft in that region are accounted for. other nations in the gulf including the united arab emirates have drones in service. >>> president obama got input today from governors on how to resolve the budget standoff in washington. state governments of course would feel the pinch of automatic spending cuts kicking in at the end of the year but as danielle nottingham tells us, there's still a disagreement over how to avert the "fiscal cliff." >> reporter: three republican and three democratic governors gate the president
here, but are they all blowing smoke at us? do you see any real downsizing of the federal government? do you see us returning to the basic functions of what government should be that would stop us from going bankrupt? >> all due respect to this impressive -- pretty much everyone everywhere is blowing smoke. we're talking ridiculous opening offers. gladly give you a dollar tomorrow for a hamburger today. i would say there's absolutely no reason to think that spending cuts are going to happen, especially if they were not put into the absolute top line of a proposal that's happening today right now. the notion that somehow we'll raise taxes and we'll get -- >> it's at manana. >> but you don't want the spending cuts soon. >> you'll get the sequester. >> here's where i disagree with my keynesian brethren. i believe lower spending is stimulative. i believe lower spendic -- >> how is that working out for britain? >> the trouble with britain is they raised their tax rate, which they then have to lower again. in fact the trouble will you all of europe is they are raising taxes the why is it t
mortgage today, you'll learn the benefits of a government-insured reverse mortgage. it will eliminate your monthly mortgage payments and give you tax-free cash from the equity in your home. and here's the best part -- you still own your home. take control of your retirement today. ♪ ♪ >>shepard: they have a story in london. will and kate are expecting a baby. who could forget the pomp and circumstance around the royal wedding and 2.4 billion people saw them get hitched up. the duchess said "i do" and that was that. today the palace announced she is in a hospital with acute morning sickness. you can get reporters and photographers around the world will track every step of this thing because when prince william's mother, the late princess diana was pregnant she complained "the whole world is watching my stomach." johnathan? >>jonathan: england is overjoyed, they are dancing in the street. they can barely wait. it has been big news all day, front page of every news website and every newspaper, tomorrow, and every politician including the prime minister lining up to to say congratulations
. it was talking about the power of the government not to take away guns from a well-regulated militia. everyone should exercise personal responsibility, by refusing to have a gun in their home. not putting their children at risk of suicide or murder. yes, people should be punished but we shouldn't encourage criminal conduct by having guns at flea markets to criminals and felons and anybody that wants to own a gun. if this football player hadn't had a gun there would be two people alive today not dead. >> that is not true. if he wanted to kill somebody, there are plenty of weapons including his fist, a car, a bomb that can do it. if you take away the gun, that intention is still there. >> but it's a fleeting intention. it lasts a minute. and if you have a gun, it takes only a second. >> it's a fleeting -- you are putting the word -- >> to carole's point. it is people that kill people. i think it is important to make sure. >> it is people with guns who kill people. >> no. let's talk about in england. >> we're moving on. there's a lot to cover here. this debate will rage again because there will b
wisdom in, that argument for large government entities comin in, they provide the heft. you need heft, do you agree? >> you need heft, but it seems like right on the ground in the middle of this disaster, we're still relying on a 1950's style military response. drop a whole load of bulk stuff in one main area, and hope someone gets it but when you have people in a flood zone with no cars, with no power, no cell phones and no way to get information, have you the bulk hefty loads of stiff sitting in central locations, that people just cannot get to. and you need the community organizati to mobilize, go get it, and bring it to the community and startnocking on doors, that is what we've done at the guy and rescue center there is aouple other dozen organizations like ours, that have actually been the heart and soul of the distribution network th fed and clothes people up until now. to tell you, fema reps told me, we have people ringing doorbells they are not answers, i said they have no power, they are not hearing the doorbells, you have to knock on the door, and have a ighborhood present. nei
on seniors. the government is warning reverse mortgages are not free money. >> turn equity into tax free cash. >> give you tax free cash. >> they're not being told. about the downside. >> reporter: right now in america, 57 seniors in reverse mortgages are in danger of losing their homes. nearly 10% foreclosure rate, 4 times higher than traditional mortgages. the department of housing and urban development will recommend congress prohibit large lump sum payments and recommend seniors be careful with reverse mortgages. is the reverse mortgage the last option? >> i really think it should be, absolutely. >> reporter: an option. >> it is a wonderful house. >> reporter: linda mcmahon regrets taking. >> i hope somebody enjoys it. >> reporter: jim avila, abc news, washington. >> you have to feel for her, too. here's the problem in a nutshell. unlike traditional mortgage. make your payments. equity. a reverse mortgage pays out equity in your home as cash. increases your debt and decreases your equity. that's the problem in a nutshell. that's how the woman got into the situation she did. it sounds good
. but sounding off, chanting anti-government and anti-president slogans. they've left that area, but the opposition still out here protesting against the president in tahrir square. >> we'll keep a close eye on that situation. i'm brooke baldwin in atlanta. thanks for being with me. let's go to wolf blitzer. "the situation room" begins right now. >>> happening now, president obama says we're out of time for anything but a down payment for solving the nation's spending crisis. >>> amid fears, the government may resort to chemical weapons, nato says yes to turkey to giving them patriot missiles. we'll talk to the former british prime minister, tony blair. >>> as they await a new heir to the throne, the british consider changing the rules about who can become king or queen. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with president obama's latest ideas for getting past the standoff with house republicans. he now says there isn't enough time left to do a comprehensive deal, including tax reform, fixing medicare. so he wants congress to raise tax rates for the weal
. when you call the experts at one reverse mortgage today, you'll learn the benefits of a government-insured reverse mortgage. it will eliminate your monthly mortgage payments and give you tax-free cash from the equity in your home. and here's the best part -- you still own your home. take control of your retirement today. ♪ ♪ >>neil: this is the scene outside of mcdonald's at times square, who took the last of the double quarter pounders? i just left ten minutes ago. anyway, union protesters are gathering right outside there, mcdonald's, the golden arches, the latest target in post election blitz from walmart to the busiest airports, the key shipping port, big labor, flexing their muscle. my guest has dealt with unions as the c.e.o. of verizon wireless. this going after mcdonald's, what do you say? >>guest: well, i have a big problem with unions lying to the people that they are trying to organize. in this case they are talking about raising the wage to $15. they have in ability whatever to do that. but isn't that an enticing line? of course. the people will be interested in upp
it and that could mean sanctions against the palestinian areas. >>shepard: there are two governing bodies, the palestinian authority over the west bank and hamas over gaza and it is hamas that has been strengthened and no one in the west is happy. >>guest: that is one of the things that is driving this, a desire to signal to the world the diplomatic process which abbas has been pursuing should be rewarded. we will see that in the vote today expected to be overwhelmingly in favor of recognizing this state. it is an effort to try to give abbas more of a footing while hamas has been fighting with israel. >>shepard: for purposes of discussion, also symbolic, i suppose, this not now palestine, it will be the palestinian territories, right? >>guest: they will have special status in the united nations like the vatican has. but it has, there is no question --. >>shepard: the vatican and the palestinians? >>guest: it shows the international community pushing for a seven -- a sovereign state. what the united states wants is that to be a negotiating chit with recognition of a sovereign state if the
are a year later after we've been through this fiasco already. we've been through the threat of a government shutdown. everybody's known this time was coming. i understand negotiating. i understand taking a hard line. i just wonder, with america and the world, business leaders here, business leaders around the world, the markets, everybody else looking so closely at this, was it necessary for the president to be so provocative with something that, you know, even "the new york times" said was, quote, loaded with democratic priorities, and really gave republicans nothing. >> again, it's a curious offer. i would imagine there has -- tim geithner's too smart of a guy, and this administration is filled with smart people. they must have a serious strategic plan. but if you were a pedestrian watching this, if the ceo of a company that's not been into the white house, a medium-size to small company, it has to be a source for alarm this morning that maybe they're not nearly as close to a deal as we thought. let alone if you're a ceo if you've been in the office with the president and you've laid out
of what he did with the olympics could translate to making the federal government more efficient. so it really is all about sort of talking about ways that they can perhaps, you know, use ideas together to move the country forward. but no indication at all that there's some other kind of job hanging out there, that the president plans to offer. >> i know that the governor also has a meeting with his former running mate, paul ryan. but i think -- what i think a lot of people want to know if we're going to hear from governor romney today. oftentimes we have a stakeout, microphone or camera position outside the white house. is that the case today? i know we can't get into that private dining room. what about outside after the governor leaves? >> reporter: we have cameras everywhere, to not only get a shot of the governor going in, but also if he wants to say something, we'll be there, as well. as you pointed out, my colleague, jim acosta, said about a half hour ago, according to a republican source, governor romney was meeting with representative ryan at a hotel here in it d.c. and so i
. >> the constitution talkses about a well regulated militia. the power of the government not to take away guns and every american should exercise personal responsibility. by not putting their children at risk of suicide and murder. yes, people should be punished but we shouldn't encourage criminal conduct by having guns at flea markets. if this football player hadn't had a gun there would be two people alive today not dead. >> that is not true. if he wanted to kill somebody, there are plenty of weapons including his fist, a car, a bomb that can do it. the intention is still there. >> it lasts a minute and if you have a gun it takes a second. >> fleeting? >> you are putting the word -- >> to carole's point. it is people that kill people. i think it is important to make sure. >> it is people with guns who kill people. >> no. let's talk about in england. >> we are moving. we have a lot to come here. there will be more gun outrages. let's move to this new york post front page. it was about a young guy who pushed somebody onto a train trath who got killed onto the track. should the man have taken t
put forward stattory underpinning of regulation. the government says that's not necessary. by jingo, michael, if the press gets out of line on this pregnancy, there will be statutory underpinning before you can say whatever. what they'll be watching closely is how everyone else reacts. the commonwealth countries, australia, new zealand, canada, the paparazzi from the european countries. that is going to be the litmus test here. >> richard, as always, good to see you, my friend. richard quest here in london. it's going to be a busy nine months for you too. i look forward to the coffee mugs and commemorative plates. >> thanks. >>> more serious news, it could be the end perhaps of the two-state solution in the middle east. what we're talking about is a highly controversial israeli plan for a housing development in eastern jerusalem. it's a settlement that's going to make the creation of a viable contiguous palestinian state pretty much impossible. let's show you why. the proposed construction would separate the west bank cities of bethlehem and ramallah from jerusalem. essentially cut
now the government is warning americans to be prepared. >>> you heard of smuggling drugs or even people. how about a t-rex? the lengths some are going to in order to own a piece of history. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> president obama draws a hard line on taxes. >> republican and the white house both have offers on the table on how to resolve the nation's fiscal cliff crisis. >> we wasted an enormous amount of time here, sparring back and forth in public. it's a good time to get serious. >> let's just go over the [ bleep ] cliff. because you know why? at least for a few seconds, it will feel like we're flying. >>> this morning, police are questioning a man in that deadly subway push. they say he has implicated himself in the crime. >>> duchess of cambridge is continuing to feel better. >> australian radio station was able to pose as the queen, get information on the phone about kate's health. >> want to see
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